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    Hey all,

    I had my end of the lease inspection today, and he found this:

    This is the rear right passenger side. What could possibly have done this? I cannot think of anything.
    Could this have been here when I got the car and I never noticed?

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    What the heck? :dunno:
     
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    Oh, and they want $215 for this.
     
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    Paint less dent repair hole....
     
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    uh oh. brb gonna check mine now.
     
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    Sounds about right for the cost to refinish the entire inside door jamb / repair hole.
    You're lucky they're not hitting you with frame damage. by law any section of the unibody / aperture panel that has even the tiniest dent is considered FRAME DAMAGE by the insurance.
     
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    Here is another picture.

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    that looks like an access hole that a PDR person drilled in order to remove a dent. Typical to drill a hole there for quarter panel dents.
     
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    That must be it! Thank you all!
     
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    But why would he drill to fix a dent thus causing more damage??
     
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    Because the quarter panel is in plain sight, the interior door jamb isn't.

    Sounds to me like dealer did a PDR and are trying to rape you by charging you for it.
     
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    I actually had an independent guy do a PDR job last year on the panel right in front of my front right tire - someone had backed into me and driven off.
    But I'm not sure why he'd have to drill a hole back there to fix that. But I do not know anything about PDR or panels.
     
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    how else would he get behind the metal of the quarter panel? PDR is manually working the metal back flat to its original shape.
     
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    I guess the dent being in front of the front right tire there'd be a hole in the front rather in the back. But is the best entrance actually in the rear?
     
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    cause you can't access the back of a quarter panel in order to massage the metal back to shape. Most PDR people would usually stick a grommet in there where they drilled and not leave a drilled hole there.

    you don't have to drill it if you can access the back side of the panel.

    also do you want a dent on the quarter panel or do you want a hole on the door jamb where noone can really tell from the outside.

    If you've never had PDR done there, it looks like there was a dent that a dealer fixed before leasing out to you and trying to charge you for it.
     
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